Huseng Batute | Jose Corazon de Jesus

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Huseng Batute | NCCA


Today In History, November 22, 1896, “Huseng Batute” or Jose Corazon de Jesus was born.

He was born in Santa Cruz, Manila.

Jose Corazon de Jesus is a poet.

A poet is a person who creates poetry. Poets may describe themselves as such or be described as such by others. A poet may simply be a writer of poetry, or may perform their art to an audience.

On April 6, 1924, the first Balagtasan took place in Manila, participated by Filipino poets Jose Corazon de Jesus and Florentino Collantes.

He is considered as the King of versified Debate. He held the title until his death in 1932.

He passed away on May 26, 1932.